“Jos Buttler Can Win Games Like AB de Villiers and Kieron Pollard,” Says RR Skipper Steve Smith


Steve Smith praised Jos Buttler’s ability to win and finish the games for his side in the Indian Premier League. The right-handed batsman played a key role in making his side win the game by a good margin. Also, he was awarded Man of The Match for his blissful knock against three-time IPL winners.

CSK and RR were involved in a cricketing battle at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The former posted a total of 125 runs for a loss of 5 wickets in stipulated 20 overs. And, Rajasthan Royals chased down the target in 17.3 overs and registered an impressive win by 7 wickets. Jos Buttler was the star of the night, who smashed CSK bowlers all across the park with innovative strokes. He mustered 70* runs off 48 balls studded with 7 boundaries and two monstrous sixes.

Steve Smith Praises Jos Buttler For His Match Winning Knock Against CSK

Steve Smith Praises Jos Buttler For His Match Winning Knock Against CSK

Post-match, Steve Smith praised his IPL teammate and said that he is not less than any big finisher in the world, “He is second to none. We are lucky to have him. He has got so much versatility in his batting,” Smith said in the post-match press conference. It’s an interesting one. Jos is an unbelievable player at the top,”

“He has the ability to do things that ABD and Pollards and (Hardik) Pandyas do. Those players win your games at the back-end. This conversation is difficult (to drop him in batting order) but it provides stability in the middle,” Steve Smith said in the post-match conference.

RR skipper also accepted that his side committed some mistakes in the previous games. As a result, they ended up losing the match. However, every player on the side knows the importance of every game at the moment and they will try to leave no stone unturned going ahead in IPL 2020.

“The last two games, we were in a position where we could have won the games. We have not won many games with decent margins. So tonight, to get over the line with a bit to spare, was pleasing

Smith also looked hopeful that Sanju Samson will soon mark a strong comeback in his fine form with the bat. He has asked the Indian batsman to have faith in his ability and caliber. This will help him in getting back to his prime very soon.

“That’s T20 cricket. It’s pretty unlucky that he got strangled down the leg side. The message is to keep the faith, trust his ability. Hopefully, he will come off nicely in the next games,” Smith opined.